Every year our chapter sponsors fishing derbies for kids.

  • Salida’s is always July 4th at Frantz Lake.
  • Buena Vista’s is always the Saturday before Labor Day at the Town Lake.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife stocks the lakes and volunteers record the catches and serve a picnic lunch afterwards. Kids learn about fishing regulations and releasing fish, get prizes and T-shirts, and have a great time with their families.

FREE to all!

Bring your own gear or we’ll have some extras. Check out the photos below.

Salida fishing derby


Buena Vista fishing derby

The BV Derby, September 3. It’s always the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. Registration begins at 9:00, fishing is 10:00-11:00, prizes and lunch 11:00-Noon. Volunteers are needed around 8:00 AM. The Optimist club provides a free hotdog lunch for all participants and volunteers; our TU chapter provides T-shirts and prizes. The Optimist Pancake Breakfast also at the same location 7:30-9:30.

This year’s fishing derby is on September 2, 2023, at the Buena Vista town park. Click here for directions.

Buena Vista derby 1Buena Vista derby 2